Taverna Mythos in Kalyves

As with everywhere we’ve lived in the world, we love to find a local restaurant that serves delicious food, at a great price, and with a comfortable, casual atmosphere.  In Kalyves, we have found a wide variety of places to enjoy, and most have the added benefit of a gorgeous setting by the sea.

Taverna Mythos ticks all of these boxes AND they are open in the off season.  We stumbled across this place in late January, when the temperatures were cool and the weather was wet.  The taverna is located on the main road through the village and has a sea view at the back.  The atmosphere is inviting, warm and cozy in the winter time, especially if you sit near the wood stove.

The menu is a mix of traditional greek dishes and great grilled meats.  One of our favorites is the grilled pork chop… cooked perfectly, served with fried potatoes and salad.  We also enjoy every one of their lamb dishes.  The moussaka is done very well, and is a great dish for the cold weather.  The menu also has a wide variety of appetizers, salads and some seafood.  They serve a great tomato and cucumber salad which is the perfect fresh beginning to a leisurely meal.  Fresh bread, delicious olive oil and the house white wine add to the complete experience.

The staff at Taverna Mythos are always warm and welcoming, and often take the time to chat for a little bit.  They are great at making recommendations, and will even put together a special dish just for you to enjoy.

Mythos has quickly become one of our favorite restaurants, and it is inexpensive enough that we often indulge a couple of times a week.

My current favourite main dish is the beef stifado with spaghetti which you can order with potatoes as well. Tender meat with flavouring that is “oh soooo good”!